little red comma 2nd edition

little red comma 2nd edition

Uncover a shopping centre that makes home feel less far away, an ostrich at loose in Kampong Glam and a miniature Singapore nestled deep in a traveller’s pocket.

If bricks and mortar could talk, if our streets could be emblazoned with more than just names, what would they say? In this selection of seven works of poetry and short fiction, identity and belonging are indelibly associated with physical landmarks, by turns whimsical, fraught, always evolving and deeply felt.

little red comma fuses Singapore literature with digital media, comprising digital adaptations of diverse works by established and emerging homegrown writers as well as literary pioneers.

The second edition of little red comma runs from the end of August 2022 to February 2023. A new work will be released every month on Esplanade Offstage, featuring original soundscapes, audio readings and illustrations by local artists and creatives. Commissioned by Esplanade Offstage, little red comma is produced by Tusitala and supported by the National Arts Council.

Release Schedule:

Publication date Literary Work Author
29 Aug 2022 Chinatown I Tan Chee Lay
2 Sep 2022 A Story, or History, Perhaps? Abdul Ghani Hamid
31 Oct 2022 Mustafa Centre. A Fact Sheet. Pooja Nansi
28 Nov 2022 Tanjong Rhu Minfong Ho
28 Dec 2022 The Ostrich of Kampong Glam Kane Wheatley-Holder
31 Jan 2023 Pocket Cities Neon Yang
28 Feb 2023 Merlion Ammai Sithuraj Ponraj


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